Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for the care we provide

Adult education

Rated 'Good' by Ofsted and 'Outstanding' for Community Learning, Stockton Council Learning and Skills, offers a wide range of learning and apprenticeship training opportunities for adult and post 16 learners across Stockton and the surrounding area.

One of the most often heard comments we receive is “It’s nothing like school”. This is intentional and we teach in a much more informal way to accommodate the needs of adults.

We take great pride in having a truly diverse range of learners who are united by their enjoyment of activities such as stained glass design, family history or computing skills, to name but a few. We offer great teaching and support to help you on your learning journey and aid progression in life and work. We run courses during the day and evenings to accommodate everyone.

If you are unsure about which course to take, we can offer you independent advice to help you make the right choices. 

Look out for our new Prospectus for 2015 - 2016 delivered to your home from mid August 2015!


How to Enrol

There are several ways that you can enrol on one of our courses.

You can enrol online if you are paying for a course using a credit/debit card.

By telephone
You can enrol with us over the phone on 01642 527904 if you are paying for a course using a credit/debit card.

In person or by post
If you would like to enrol in person or by post, you can print and complete the Stockton Council Learning and Skills enrolment form and return it to us at Stockton Council Learning and Skills, The Community Centre, The Causeway, Billingham, TS23 2DA. Our opening times are Monday to Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.


Summer Workshops

Our new summer 2015 brochure has something for everyone!

From Basic Car Maintenance and Cocktail Mixing to Sports Reporting and Emergency Sports First Aid, this summer is the time to learn make it your mission to try something new!

                                     Browse our new summer 2015 workshops brochure                             


Workshops are held at Billingham Community Centre or Kiora Hall in Roseworth unless stated otherwise and offer great value for money. Pick up a workshop leaflet in centre reception areas and public libraries for further information.


Enrol by visiting our course directory or call Stockton Council Learning and Skills on telephone: 01642 527904.


                Search the online Stockton Council Learning and Skills Course Directory              


Read the Stockton Council Learning and Skills Terms and Conditions 2015-2016.


Alongside community courses we offer apprenticeships, study programmes and assistance for those looking to get into employment.


  • For further information on Apprenticeships please telephone: 01642 528112.
  • For further information on Study Programmes please telephone: 01642 528266.



Help with funding

You may be entitled to fee exemptions or reductions. If you are starting a level 3 or 4 course on or after 1 August 2013 you may be eligible to apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. Further information is available from Stockton Council Learning and Skills on telephone: 01642 527904.

Please be aware that your course maybe part funded by the European Union Social Fund.